WIRRAL shipyard Cammell Laird has raised almost £30,000 for Merseyside youth charity Fairbridge in its annual Zero to Hero challenge.
The cash has been raised by Cammell Laird apprentices selling advertising space in a calendar featuring striking pictures around the business premises.Š
Cammell Laird is one of the eight Merseyside businesses taking part in the challenge along with Bibby Financial Services, Barclays, Deloitte, RBS, Brabners Chaffe Street, Coutts and Addleshaw Goddard.
Each team is given £500 and asked to use their entrepreneurial skills to turn it into at least £5,000.
Fairbridge Merseyside team manager Jayne Wilson said in addition to Zero to Hero, Cammell Laird is also undertaking a refit of Fairbridge’s tall ship Spirit of Fairbridge at no charge.
The ship is a key element of Fairbridge’s work. It is used to take young people on sailing trips around the UK where they work as crew to build their confidence and develop their team building skills.
She said: “We are enormously grateful to Cammell Laird for its immense contribution to Fairbridge with both the Spirit refit and the Zero to Hero challenge where they, and our other corporate teams, have excelled themselves yet again.”
Cammell Laird Chief Executive John Syvret said the firm’s apprentices had “scaled Everest again” to raise such a terrific amount of cash.
“At Cammell Laird our ethos is to constantly strive for self improvement and excellence,” he said.